75,000 duplicates of IDs issued from 1 to 11 May 2024

The Central Electoral Board (JCE) has issued 75,475 duplicate identity cards (cedulas) from 1 May to 11 May 2024, Listin Diario reported in its coverage of the most recent JCE plenary session. There is no charge for the duplicates that the JCE will continue to issue until 4pm on 17 May, two days before the presidential and legislative election.

The former ruling party, the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) was among the parties that requested the JCE extend the deadline for the delivery of free duplicate ID cards to just two days before the voting. 8,145,548 Dominicans are registered, to vote, including 863,785 who are registered to vote abroad.

Of the total 75,475 duplicates, 64,325 were issued in the Dominican Republic. Another 976 ID cards were issued in voting offices abroad.

For Greater Santo Domingo, where most of the country’s voters are concentrated, the ID cards are issued in the office at the UASD in Santo Domingo from 8am to 4pm, and at offices in shopping malls (Bella Vista Mall, Plaza Central, Galeria 360, Occidental Mall and Coral Mall) from Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 7pm, and Sundays from 10am to 2pm. The cards are also issued at Sambil Mall from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays until 6pm. Also at the Ciudad Juan Bosch shopping center from 8am to 8pm, through Friday.

JCE Resolution 15-22 had already extended the validity of the identity and electoral card until these elections are over. A new ID document will begin to be issued in October 2024. This means that even when an ID says expired, it maintains its validity.

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Listin Diario

13 May 2024